The East Indian Community

Original Inhabitants of Bombay, Salsette & Thana.

Seafood

1.        Gazalee - MIDC Andheri (E) and Vile Parle(E) - moderately priced - very good food - fish and crabs
2.        Saaybaa - outside Bandra Stn. (W) - very cheep and very decent place - limited seating - avoid rush hour
3.        Mahesh lunch home - Fort - off the Citibank lane on DN Road - probably the most popular seafood - expensive nowadays
4.        Apoorva lunch home - Fort - near Mahesh - off the lane opposite to Mahesh - cheaper and equally good
5.        Excellensea/Bharat lunch home - newar RBI building - the biggest prawn I have ever eaten - very good food
6.        Priya Lunch Home - Right opp. Vikhroli Station - cheap and good
7.        Malvan Samudra - Outside Vikhroli station (W)
8.        Sion Lunch Home - near Sion station - Speciality: Mangalorian food
9.        Fountain Plaza - near Fountain - off DN Road, the street that goes left at Eastern Watch. Inexpensive and great fish
10.        Maharaja - near chakala - good choice of crabs
11.        Highway Gomantak - under the flyover of Bandra (E) - moderately cheap and great food

Steaks

1.        Cafe Royal - opposite Regal - very costly - the best juiciest steaks in town in my opinion
2.        Kobe sizzlers - Sakinaka, Andheri Stn (W), and Girgaon Chowpatty - slightly costly - nice steaks in the form of sizzlers
3.        Alps - behind Regal and Bade Miyan - very cheap - decent steaks with beer - smoky place
4.        Rodas Parabola - Hiranandani Powai - expensive - the midnight menu has excellent steak
5.        Yoko sizzlers - Lokhandwala, Khar - diametrically opposite experiences here - so take a shot


Midnight Buffets

1.        Le Royal Meridien - Intl. Airport - 325 per head all days - as good as you expect a midnight buffet to be - good salads and deserts - ok main course food - 12 to 3 - but 12 to 2 on monday
2.        Rodas Parabola coffee shop - Hiranandani Powai - 225 per head on weekends and 199 per head on weekdays - again good salads and deserts - deserts get over - not on mondays
3.        Renaissance - Powai - haven't been there - only weekends - 350/400 per head
4.        Lotus Suites - they have stopped their midnight buffets
5.        Leela, Marriot, Oberoi, Taj - when last called upon, they didn't have midnight buffets
6.        Intercontinental, The Grand - Intl. airport - 350 per person - weekends only
7.        Best midnight buffets - outside railway stations all over Bombay :) 

24 hour Coffee Shop

1.        Oberoi - now called Hilton - Nariman Point - very good lounge with a sea view - though you can't see at night - have bottomless coffees for about 80! :)
2.        President - Cuffee Parade - Also Library Bar with live music but closes at about 1 am.
3.        Rodas - Hiranandani Powai - midnight buffet available here
4.        Leela - Intl. Airport - Good lounge for coffee - the bar behind the lounge closes at 2 (last known)
5.        Hyatt Ragancy - Itnl. Airport - Great glassy lounge - standard coffees/smoothies available
6.        Grand Maratha Sheraton - Intl. Airport - excellent coffee shop and ambience - great food
7.        Basically most 3-4 star and all 5 star hotels have some kind of food and drink available throughout the night Add content to your paragraph here.

South Indian Food

1.        Mysore Cafe, Madras Cafe and Anand Bhavan - all located bang on King's Circle (70/head)
2.        A. Rama Nayak's Lunch House - right outside the Matunga station platform south side
3.        Amba Bhavan Coffee Club - King's Circle
4.        Sharada Bhuvan - Opposite the Matunga Station Main Ticket Window on the East.
5.        Mani's Lunch Home - Matunga Gymkhana
6.        Ram Ashraya - Kabutarkhana, Matunga(C.R), on the junction of Napoo Rd and Bhandarkar Road.
7.        Udipi - Matunga Station
8.        Woodland - Mulund Cheknaka
9.        Kamat's - Chembur naka part of a narion-wide chain
10.        Dosa Diner, everywhere (120/head).. Try the Non-Veg thaali if you happen to be non-veg Add content to your paragraph here.

Marathi Food

1.        Prakash - Next to Shiv Sena Bhavan, towards Portuguese Church, serves an excellent Misal.
2.        Aaswad - Near Shiv Sena Bhavan, towards Mahim. Used to be like Prakash, but now they serve Punjabi, Southie dishes too.
3.        Trupti - Opposite Plaza Cinema (in the same building that was destroyed in the 1993 bomb blasts). Aaswad above is owned by it's ex-Manager.
4.        Panshikar's - Opposite Dadar Stn(W), again for traditional Maharashtrian grub.
5.        Madhura - Between Plaza and Shiv Sena Bhavan(N.C Kelkar Rd), similar to Prakash.
6.        Dattatraya - same row as Prakash aobve in Dadar Add content to your paragraph here.

Misc. Indian Thali

1.        Gujju thali @ 100 - Hotel Maharana - Chembur Naka
2.        Rajasthani/Gujarati thali - Royal Challenge II - Thane (W) near Teen Haath Naka Add content to your paragraph here.

Treat Spots

1.        Potpourri (continental) & Kabab Corner in Bandra
2.        Olive (Meditteranean) in Bandra
3.        Orchid Hotel (continental) Late Night Buffet in Vile Parle
4.        Yoko Sizzlers & Dynasty in Santa Cruz
5.        Pop Tate's (Italian) in Versova
6.        Sanuk Thai in Bandra
7.        Tamnak Thai in Shivaji Park
8.        Sidewok in Nariman Point
9.        Kobe Sizzlers (Andheri West, Bandra, Opera House)
10.        San Marzano (Italian) near Churchgate
11.        Little Italy (pure veg Italian, Tiramisu highyl recommended) in Juhu
12.        Please note that in each of the above, damage per head > Rs 250 (excluding beverages).
13.        5 Spice - authentic chinese - opposite RBI headqarters, walk from VT - Highly recommended - everything on the menu - Desserts (incl. Death by chocolate) - quite cheap without compromising authenticity, presentation or quality. Daaru available.
14.        Mama Mia's Fast Food at Opera House - excellent selection of subs, pizzas, pastas at very reasonable prices - avoid desi chinese here - no daaru, no a/c.
15.        Sassanian Boulangerie - opposite Metro Cinema/Masjid roundabout - clean place, excellent non-veg, parsi-Irani and good european/continental, chinese, italian food - serves sizzlers - quite cheap - has a bakery too - no daaru (unless you klnow the owner and bring your own).
16.        The '80s Place - start of Linking road Bandra station side - excellent veg buffet joint Rs 80. - the pub nearby by the same name is a money-sink
17.        Mama Mia - Opera House - American, Italian, Mexican (Pizzas, Subs and Fast food) - moderately cheap - good veg variety


Addition Details

 

Name

Place

Description

Price,
Rating

Gazalee

One branch at Vile-Parle (E) the other where we usually go is near Seepz

Possibly where Sigfood started. Amazing sea-food. Used to be excellent, recently we feel it is slightly down. The latest trip was however a huge success. They bring you huge crabs and kapri the moment you are seated - very pricey but excellent if had - recommended for large groups. Otherwise you can get off at reasonable rates. The thali is excellent value for money. The Solkadhi is divine

Moderate,
Great

Cafe Churchill

Located on Colaba Causeway opposite the second Barista

Mind blowing continental food - stews, goulash, pasta and out of the world deserts. Each dish is about 150/- and enough for one person. If you want the deserts it is 50/- each for a rather small helping but hell it is worth it

Moderate,
Excellent

Koolar and Company

at King's circle near all the colleges in Matunga East

One who cares for his money, shops and eats at Koolar and Company - That's the cool jingle welcoming you to that best of Irani places in Mumbai. Sells amazing omelettes (double cheese masala being our favourite) washed down with generous fresh lime soda. Can double up as breakfast and lunch or even a snack and dinner

Cheap,
Great

Gypsy

Dadar West bang in Sena Bhavan chowk

Very very good chinese place. Pricey but amazingly good. Try the dimsums and Daar-san at the end

Pricey,
Great

Great Punjab

Linking Road - Bandra

Very good Punjabi food with great butter chicken and black dal (proper style). Pricey for a student budget

Pricey,
Good

Grand Maratha Sheraton

near international airport

Mind blowing customizable sandwich and cocktails. Being a 5-star I needn't tell you about prices

Expensive,
Great

Sanuk Oriental

near Rhythm House, Kala Ghoda

Used to be Sanuk Thai. Very good oriental food. Quite pricey

Pricey,
Great

Persian Darbar

Start of Linking Road

this is where we discovered Masala Raan. I will not do the sin of describing it. Take 4-5 huge appetite people and go and have one

Moderate,
Good

Saaybaa

right opposite Bandra station on the west side on the busy main road

An old and very famous seafood place. Cheap and good fish

Cheap,
Good

Mai Thai

Near NCST, Andheri West

Great 7 course Thai meal. Small portions but good sampling. Really spicy cocktails

Moderate,
Good

Alps

The lane behind Leopold leading to Taj backside

Great cheap sizzlers, beer but be prepared for a smoke cloud

Cheap,
Good

Cafe Noorani

Haji Ali Circle

Absolutely great mutoon dishes and fried ice-cream

Moderate,
Good

Haji Ali Juice Center

Haji Ali Circle

Fruit-cream - two words for those who know what it means. Only place open beyond 1 am for the days after a late night in town and if you have a car

Pricey,
Great

Mahesh Lunch Home

Fort

One of the oldest original seafood places

Moderate,
Good

Apoorva Lunch Home

Fort

Another great office-goer joint. Great seafood

Moderate,
Good

Bharat Lunch Home (Excellen Sea)

Fort, Near RBI building

Very very good seafood - possibly the best pomfret and super tiger prawns I have ever eaten - meet the old chef later if he is still around

Moderate,
Great

Yoko Sizzlers

Khar and Oshiwara

Have had diametrically opposite experiences here

Pricey,
Ok to Good

Kobe Sizzlers

Girgaum Chowpatty

Good sizzlers - bad seating on the top floor - avoid that

Moderate,
Good

Cafe Royal

Bang opposite Regal

Possibly the best steak in town - extremely costly though

Expensive,
Excellent

Marine Plaza

Maine Drive

They used to have a great buffet dinner

Expensive,
Good

Sidewok

Nariman Point

I don't remember anything about the food - you go there for only reason - flaming cocktails! Amazing bartenders - go and stock up on your gyaan

Expensive,
Excellent

Starters and More

behind Eros

Happy hours - one cocktail free with every ordered cocktail - and the more you drink even in normal time, the more complimentary ones you get to drink

Pricey,
Excellent

Rodas

Hiranandani Gardens, Powai

Used to have a good buffet but has been time restricted lately. Very good chinese food on the first floor - the chinese one will be rated great

Pricey,
Good

Oberoi, President, Leela

all over town

the only use for the 5 star ones is all night coffee outings

Expensive,
Good

Time and Again

Lokhandwala

Good food, decent cocktails

Pricey,
Good

Badshah Coldrink House

Crawford Market

Great Faloodas, ice creams and juices

Moderate,
Great

New Martin's house

Colaba, turn left after Churchill's petrol pump and first right

Super cheap non veg. Goanese style

Cheap,
Good

Kulfi Center

Girgaon chowpatty

The best and the original. Beware of nearby imitations

Moderate,
Great

Goa Portuguesa/Culture Curry

Mahim, next to H.P.O.

Good Goan food. They have a soup in the menu called the best soup in the world - it is really good. Good feni and non-veg

Moderate,
Good

Akarshan

Vikhroli stn. road

One of the favoutire iit treat places. normal restaurant. Used to make good Bloody Marys. Not as of last time

Moderate,
Good

Chakra

Sakinaka

Possibly iit's favourite treat joint. Really good food. Has a decent bar and service and the iit discount

Moderate,
Great

Atithi

Mulund stn. West

Another iit treat joint. Normal decent restaurant

Moderate,
Good

Legacy of China

Near Seven Bungalows

One of the best Chinese restaurants in town

Pricey,
Excellent

Delhi Durbar

Colaba Causeway

Good north Indian food. Very good Biryanis if I remember right

Pricey,
Good

Maddu Mess

Powai

Don't even try to find it without an iitian in tow. You won't dare eat there normally but boy, are you mistaken. I had to write about this

Cheap,
Excellent

City Bakery

Worli

Don't pass through Worli without having some yummy treats here

Cheap,
Good

Galleria

Hiranandani Gardens, Powai

Powai's very own food court (khau galli)

Moderate,
Good

Nebula

Sena Bhavan Chowk, Dadar

Really good food. Normal decent restaurant

Pricey,
Good

Tamnak Thai

Dadar(W), Shivaji park southside, Opposite Catering College, Veer Savarkar Marg

Absolutely great Thai food and good wine collection and bar

Expensive,
Excellent

Naval Military Stores

Behind Regal

Good quick cheap Biryani's in the area with costly restaurants around

Moderate
Good

Five Spice

Near RBI - 10 mins from VT

Amazing food, spicy and very tasty(great flavours)

Moderate
Great

 

 

 

 


Price ratings - Cheap(about Rs.50-100 per person), Moderate(150-200), Pricey(250-300), Expensive(350+) - these are without drinks and indicates price for starter, main course, desert where applicable - this assumes that when going out you are willing to spend some money
Food ratings - Ok(aceptable), Good(very very decent), Great(yummy!, will go again), Excellent(don't miss this for your life)

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